ICC is changing some rules of cricket from October 1 - The new rules will play out at the T20 World Cup

Sep 21, 2022

By: BI India Bureau

Batter’s return when out caught

When a batsman is out caught, the new batter will walk out to the striker's end, even if the batters had crossed before the catch.

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Ban on using saliva to polish the cherry

Covid-19-induced ban on using saliva to polish the ball has been made permanent, as saliva and sweat can have the least impact on the ball’s performance

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Readiness of the incoming batter

In Tests and ODIs, the incoming batter must be ready to take the strike within two minutes, reduced from 3 minutes earlier. In T20s, the 90 seconds threshold remains unchanged.

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Batsman’s right to play the ball

The umpire will signal a dead ball if at least a portion of the batter’s bat is not within the pitch limit while playing the ball. Any ball forcing the batter to leave the pitch will be a no ball.

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Unfair movements while fielding

Unfair movements by those fielding while the bowler runs to bowl will make it a dead ball; also the umpire will award five penalty runs to the batting team.

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Non-striker’s run out

Mankading – or running out the non-striking batsman whilst he begins to leave the crease while the bowler is in his final delivery stride – is now legalised. This method of dismissal will henceforth be called as run out and not unfair play.

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Bowler throwing towards striker’s end before delivery

Previously, a bowler who saw the batter advancing down the wicket before entering their delivery stride, could throw the ball to attempt to run out the striker. This practice will now be called a dead ball.

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Penalty for not completing overs in time

The failure of a fielding team to complete their overs within the scheduled time will lead to an additional fielder having to be brought inside the fielding circle for the rest of the innings...

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​The penalty, introduced in T20Is in January 2022,

will now also be adopted in ODIs after the completion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League in 2023.

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